DCC Community Development Team proudly present this series of Bloomsday events organised in conjunction with local communities.
Friday 16 June
Events are organised in association with the local business community and theEvergreen Centre.
9-11am – Bloomsday Breakfast & Sceptre’s Bloomsday at Mayfield Eatery, 7-11 Terenure Road North, Dublin 6. Enjoy a hearty breakfast in the restaurant or outdoors, in the wonderful garden terrace. At 9.30am, Michael Judd will recount the story of the 1904 Ascot Gold Cup and the mighty ‘Sceptre’, the greatest filly of all time!
2-4.30pm – Bloomsday Tea Dance at the Evergreen Centre (next to the car park), Terenure Road North, Dublin 6. Don your Edwardian garb and dance along to the music of Past Times at this event for older persons.
4.30pm – Seven Scenes from Bloomsday starting at the Evergreen Centre, Terenure Road North, Dublin 6. Encounter Leopold Bloom as you follow a trail of pivotal scenes from Ulysses along the streets of Terenure.
Event organised in partnership with Rathgar Traders.
2pm – Seven Scenes from Bloomsday starting at the Rathgar Bookshop, 100 Rathgar Road, Dublin 6. Enjoy some outdoor theatrics as scenes from Ulysses get performed at various locations in Rathgar Village.
Events organised in partnership with Ranelagh Arts Centre.
6pm – Sceptre’s Bloomsday at Ranelagh Arts Centre, 26 Ranelagh, Dublin 6. Hear about the build up and the outcome of the 1904 Ascot Gold Cup in an intimate setting with actor, Michael Judd.
Events organised in partnership with Harold’s Cross Village Community Council.
6pm – Seven Scenes from Bloomsday starting at Noshington Café, Harold’s Cross Park, Dublin 6W. Take a 40 minute stroll through Harold’s Cross and watch Ulysses come alive in the company of Leopold Bloom and other characters from the book!
7pm – Sceptre’s Bloomsday at Peggy Kellys Pub, 161 Harold’s Cross Road, Dublin 6W. Wind down your Bloomsday in Harold’s Cross as Michael Judd reads an excerpt from “Sceptre’s Bloomsday” by Stephen Kane, an adaptation from Ulysses which tells the story of Ascot Gold Cup which took place on the 16th June, 1904.
Events organised in conjunction with the Iris Charles Centre and Sandymount Tidy Towns.
9.30-10.30am Bloomsday Breakfast at Iris Charles Centre, Newbridge Avenue, Sandymount, Dublin 4.
Enjoy a genuine Joycean Full Irish Breakfast - kidneys and all- and be entertained with music, readings and recitals from "Ulysses", with Rodney Devitt, Claire McElvaney, Glynis Casson, Eleanor Devitt, and other Joyceans.
11am – ‘Joyce Unplugged’ at Sandymount Green, Sandymount Village, Dublin 4. This traditional celebration on the renowned Sandymount Green will have excerpts from Joyce’s works, a new book by Anthony J. Jordan called ‘Joyce Unplugged’, Sceptre’s Bloomsday, period dress and traditional celebrations of Leopold and his adventures.
Saturday 17 June
Event organised in partnership with Ranelagh Arts Centre
1.30pm – Seven Scenes from Bloomsday starting at Ranelagh Arts Centre, 26 Ranelagh, Dublin 6. Travel through Ranelagh Village and relive some of the events from Ulysses with Les Doherty (as Leopold Bloom) and other actors.